A close-up view of the lunar eclipse of 2019
21st January 2019

Still in the first weeks of the new year, there was already an exciting photographic occasion: the Super Blood Wolf Moon. Such a dramatic name stands for a supermoon that happens at the same time as a lunar eclipse. Something quite rare: consider the next eclipse will be only visible in the UK in almost 11 years! If you’re already googling the date to pin it to your calendar… Probably not worth...

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A photo of Camden Lock at night, with the reflection of the bridge on the canal
18th January 2019

I decided to kick off 2019 with a new photographic series on Instagram, all about city lights at night. In London but not only.My feed was never too consistent, despite all the recommendations you hear about making it so. In an effort to achieve better consistency while retaining the diversity of my style, I thought I’d share my photos as a series. This way, a good amount of similar shots will appear...

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7th January 2019

In this blog, I start disclosing my editing workflow, and the first topic I’d like to introduce is Luminosity Masks. Luminosity Masks are something you might have heard before, mostly if you shoot Landscape/Cityscape. In a nutshell, they are selections based on tones that allow for refined adjustments. In their basic form, they broadly target highlights and/or shadows. But they can be further refined to include mid-tones or narrow down an image’s...

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2 0 1 9 written with sparkles on a black background
1st January 2019

Well, here comes the new year! Happy New Year! I wish you all the best and hope this will be the best year ever for you and your dears! Until the next one, of course!

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The Gatwick Fiasco
22nd December 2018

The Gatwick Fiasco. Or how the second largest and busiest airport in the UK couldn’t handle a drone alert and ruined the Xmas plans of 150.000 people. Including me. I’m sure you all heard what happened a few days ago. Alerts of drones flying near the airport runway caused a shutdown of all operations. Every flight on Wednesday got cancelled. And then on Thursday, it happened again when I arrived at the...

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books to read while travelling - @fabienb with Stable Diffusion
3rd October 2018

With a dozen flights, a few trains, several buses and some spare time at beaches, I had plenty of opportunities to read books during my trip, and there are definitely a few I’d like to recommend. Most of my reads these days are non-fiction, largely focused on life improvement, motivation and so on, and I find these books to be quite inspirational. As always with these books, you don’t necessarily need to...

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natural disasters
28th September 2018

I know, natural disasters don’t sound like the most appealing title. But I needed to quickly write down this post… I knew September was a rough month to travel anywhere close to the Pacific. But honestly, it looked like my plan was set up by some weird travel agency with an odd sense of humour… Asia The day before my departure, the deadly storm Jebi hit Japan pretty badly, leaving the airport...

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A panoramic view of Busan
16th September 2018

Travel Diaries: South Korea, Part 3. South Korea is obviously not just Seoul, and it’s always worth visiting other locations. To see all that the country has to offer.One of the many recommended spots is Jeju Island, but this time I didn’t manage to go. Also, from what I could see from the aeroplane and the train, the countryside is just as beautiful. Instead, I visited Suwon for its magnificent fortress and...

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The most photographed street in the Hanok village of Seoul called Bukchon
15th September 2018

Travel Diaries: South Korea, Part 2. Welcome to my Seoul highlights! Here I’m going to list my personal recommendations based on the short time I spent wandering around the city. And I’ll add a few tips as well. See the bottom of this page for links to Part 1 and Part 3. The first thing to mention is the DiscoverSeoul pass. It’s a very convenient way to visit most of my Seoul...

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Busy shopping street of Seoul
14th September 2018

… and off I went to South Korea. For the first leg of my month-long trip, I decided to start from a place far away. Geographically and culturally. I had in mind to visit Seoul already while I was working at Endava. I thought I could easily work remotely from there, thanks to lightning-fast (and affordable) wi-fi connections throughout the country. Most of what I knew about South Korea before was food-related....

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A guy sitting in the shade and thinking in front of the sea
9th September 2018

There may be a genetic reason for my fascination with the Digital Nomad life. Allow me to elaborate here… And it all begins with the research on our genealogy, started by my aunt in recent times. Thanks to this research, I finally connected the dots. And realised why I’m never at ease settling in and always thriving to travel. Even just to quickly move from one place to another, whatever the term...

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Travel - @fabienb with Stable Diffusion
4th September 2018

And so I’m packing for my month-long travel (longer, actually), and as always, the question is, “What do I bring with me?”. It wasn’t always the case, but now I’m used to travelling light. Sometimes super light. But that’s for a week maximum, while this time I’ll be away for at least a month. I think I’ve been smart in choosing to travel between countries that will have consistent weather all along;...

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A very long and windy road, most likely in Iceland
1st September 2018

As I mentioned in my introduction, I’m now packing to go travelling around the world. A long trip that will take me to a few countries in East Asia, North America and Europe (and more on my gear in the next post). It’s certainly for pleasure and because it’s just what I’m programmed to do. But I also want to connect with as many people as possible while travelling: creatives, digital artists,...

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A man getting on the Tube at a station in London
31st August 2018

I left the default WordPress title to this first post because it actually made perfect sense here. One First, I’m packing my stuff to embark on a month-long trip around the world. And quite literally: I’ll be circling the globe, moving East, from my home in London to Seoul and then a few other places, ending in New York before travelling back to Europe and then home. There are other trips already...

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